Where Do You Want to Work?

Loyalist has prepared thousands of graduates for the job they’ve always wanted.  With over 65 career-focused programs, amazing student success services and a wide range of financial assistance options, we can help you get there as well. Where do you want to work?

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I’m building products before the rest of the world even knows they exist.

Chosen from only a handful around the world, our composite shop is currently in the production stages of building an Aston Martin. I work with carbon fibre, a material used primarily in the aviation, automotive racing and boating industries. I align the sheets of woven fabric to the mold, prep and cure it — and when completed, I free it from the mold. These products are so unique — that’s why I find myself smiling as I head to work.

Liam DeCouto
Composites Fabricator, Multimatic Technical Centre
Motive Power Technician 2007

Vern Haggerty

I’m proud to be a Loyalist graduate – and to have other grads working by my side.

I’m responsible for providing contract management services in support of the Canadian Forces Airlift Capability Construction Program. With a budget in excess of $500 million, our projects are large and highly complex in scope. Loyalist graduates make up 25% of our team. They bring incredible expertise to the group, with skills in the civil engineering, architectural, business, surveying and environmental fields. And – experience has taught me I can depend upon their excellent work ethic.

Vern Haggerty, C.E.T. PMP
Manager, Construction Program
Defence Construction Canada
Water Resources 1978

Phil Mestre

I get to be fun, creative – and sometimes silly.

I work behind the scenes in radio, producing commercials, contest promotions and syndicated shows. It’s great to hear someone laugh when they listen to something I produced. It’s not my voice, but they’re definitely hearing my work. And the industry perks are great. I love my job — best of all, I get paid for it.

Phil Mestre
Production Director, Quinte Broadcasting
Radio Broadcasting 2005

Mandi Buma

My goal is to help the community be active and healthy.

I make sure there are recreational choices for all ages — things like minor baseball and soccer, or adult three-pitch and beach volleyball. It’s fun planning special events including Canada Day celebrations and Community Clean Up. I also manage the website and social media, and complete funding applications. It’s a great job — who says we can’t have it all?

Mandi Buma
Recreation Coordinator, Township of Tyendinaga
Recreation and Leisure Services 2008
Accounting 2009
Public Relations 2010

Melissa Gruber

My two passions – art and politics – the perfect combination.

We’re the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. We defend their economic and legal rights, and advocate for better working conditions. I’ve been on Parliament Hill and lobbied for change. I’ve produced newsletters and helped artists navigate the system. I help artists earn a living — and I believe that enriches all our lives.

Melissa Gruber
Communications Coordinator, CARFAC National
(Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens)
Public Relations 2007


We play music and talk for a living – how good is that?

Okay, there’s a little more to it. We schedule music and feature programming – voice commercials and station promotions. We give you the serious news, and make you laugh at the end of a hard day. You hear us live from fundraisers and community events. We’re the voices on your afternoon drive – country and rock. Music and talking – sincerely, we love this industry.

Afternoon Drive Announcers and Assistant Music Directors

Ryan Lemmon (Sideshow)
K-Rock 105.7, Kingston
Radio Broadcasting 2005

Wendy Bouwma (Wendy B)
KIX 93.5, Kingston
Radio Broadcasting 2003

Terry Coe

I’m in control of my career – and I love it.

I own a general contracting company in Toronto that specializes in custom renovation. We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job at any budget level.  Some projects are over a million dollars – others can be a single bathroom within a home. It’s been 16 years and we’re still going strong. Starting my own company was scary, but I’ve never looked back.

Terry Coe
Owner, Woodhouse Construction Inc.
Architectural Technology 1992

Chris Newar

With my Loyalist diploma I was able to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in just one year.

I ensure our government and private sector clients conform to environmental regulations regarding designated substances — specifically asbestos, lead, mercury and mould. It’s exciting to work in the field, determining if materials are hazardous to people or nature — and I’m proud that my specialized skill set qualifies me to make the tough decisions my position demands.

Chris Newar
Environmental Scientist, DST Consulting Engineers Inc.
Environmental Technology 2007

Elisha Maguire

I show people that this is where they want to be.

My role is to promote the township as a destination and a vibrant community – through business contacts, our website, media relations and events. Planning events is exciting – I especially love working with young people to develop initiatives that appeal to them.

I’m building strong relationships. New businesses, tourists – we have so much to offer them.

Elisha Maguire
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
Economic Development Officer
Business Sales and Marketing 2007

Leslie Paranuik

Here I am … working in Malawi.

I always wanted to be a missionary and go to Africa – now here I am, working in an all girls’ school in Malawi. I’ve cleaned, painted and purchased books – transforming the library into a beautiful place where the students want to be. I am truly happy sharing my love for books with the children. And when two graduating students said they wanted to be like Miss Leslie, I knew my work was appreciated.

Leslie Paranuik
Librarian, Scarboro Missions
Developmental Services Worker 2005

Lisanne Mitts

I’m continually learning new things and challenging myself.

We provide case management and rehabilitation supports to children and youth who have sustained acquired brain injuries. We work one-to-one with clients, meet with members of a rehabilitation team, and talk with lawyers and insurance adjusters. We then design programs to help them achieve their goals – whether completing university or walking independently to the corner store. Every day is different and rewarding. That’s just one of the things I love about what I do.

Lisanne Mitts
Owner and Director of BrainChild Networks Inc.
General Arts and Science 1997

Christopher Francis

Being a role model is an amazing feeling.

The youth in our facility face many challenges and it’s my responsibility to help them stay focused at school and provide a recreational outlet. I run a clinical program in the evenings that addresses topics such as making decisions, substance abuse and anger management. The biggest rush is when I know I’ve made a positive difference in someone’s day. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Christopher Francis
Youth and Child Worker, Kennedy House Youth Services Detention Centre

Community and Justice Services Worker 2009


Every day is exciting whether we’re providing ballistic glass for defence industries, mass transit or high speed Coast Guard vessels.

Beclawat customers come to us for windows that are not commercially available – we’re designing and creating new products. Some of us travel throughout North America. Others are in the office helping customers make informed decisions or working with comprehensive 3D modeling software and leading edge CNC programs and machines. All of us are proud to be part of a great Belleville team, providing a custom-made product line to the international market.

(clockwise from top left:) 

Brandon Reid, Inside Sales
Business Sales and Marketing 2010

Telson Hadden, Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technician 2008

Derek Morris, Assistant Engineering Manager
Civil Engineering Technology 1995

Jeremy Braithwaite, Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technician 2008

Karen Mitchell

I have the most exhilarating and dynamic job in the world because I never know what lies ahead.

I analyze the news, how we present it, and the best ways to make our viewers continue to choose CTV as their news source. Forty creative people work with me – a solid news team producing a solid newscast. I’m responsible for the final news selection – focusing my energy on telling the stories that matter to Manitobans.

Karen Mitchell
News Director, CTV Winnipeg
Broadcast Journalism 1991
(Journalism – Online, Print and Broadcast)

Mike Upton

It’s exciting to know I’ve had a role in creating something that will exist long after I’m gone.

When I came to Loyalist as a mature student I never imagined that two years later I’d be the inspector on projects of this magnitude. My job is to make sure that the contractors meet all of the specified conditions. If there’s a problem, I solve it. I’m outside doing something I love – I’m exactly where I want to be.

Mike Upton
Road Inspector
G. D. Jewell Engineering, Inc.
Civil Technician 2008

Amy Rose

I’ve had a love for the Olympics all my life, so being involved with our Canadian team is amazing.

Wherever our Canadian Olympic Team may be, whether the Olympics or the Pan American Games, I’m responsible for coordinating our Canadian look. Clothing for our 700-plus athletes, coaches, mission team and volunteers, as well as signage, pins and gifting – it’s all part of it. Best of all – when the games begin, I’m there.

Amy Rose
Coordinator, Team Operations
Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
Business Administration 2008

Alexander Piskopos

It’s pretty exciting to be paid for something that I’ve always loved.

I analyze professional sports. My day begins with studying the matchups and verifying key odds-making factors such as injuries, weather conditions, times, locations and other sports-specific statistics. The Senior Analyst and I compare and contrast data from around the world in order to compute our own wagering odds – then forward the information to participating Ontario casinos. I love my job – it doesn’t get any better than this.

Alexander Piskopos
Sports Analyst, Casino Sports Operations
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)
Recreation and Leisure Services 2008